Burning of Falun Gong books and pictures by communist authorities in China‘The Great Living Hell’ and Other Poetry by Joe Tessitore The Society December 12, 2017 Beauty, Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Poetry 2 Comments The Great Living Hell On Communism Under the radar I fly Thru’ an ever more darkening sky Thru’ the smoke from the volumes that burned Thru’ the silence of lessons unlearned Thru’ the sound of the shattering glass Thru’ the thoughts of the mindless I pass Thru’ the dust of the statues that fell Thru’ the skies of the Great Living Hell The Swamp From the depths of the hidden swamp where predators and villains romp a nation watches in surprise as they begin to drop like flies Deplorable hypocrisy exposed for all the world to see A festering and fetid brew until the light of day broke through But still they scramble to repair integrity that isn’t there Pathetic yet without remorse a swamp that must be drained by force Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. Related Post ‘The Oddity’ and Other Poetry by Mark Stevick The Oddity My pen and me set off to sea but washed up feeing useless; the cadent swell invoked a spell and story of Odysseus. While... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 2 Responses Robert Walton December 12, 2017 Thanks for writing these poems. Your words are a consolation to all of us beneath the “ever darkening sky”. Reply Fr. Richard Libby December 22, 2017 Well done on both! You certainly hit a timely bull’s eye with “The Swamp”. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.